Alkaline Breakfast: “Chocolate” Overnight Oats

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A Brand-New Delicious Alkaline Breakfast Recipe!

Lots of people struggle when it comes to breakfast, and especially finding delicious, quick and alkaline breakfasts.  This ‘Chocolate’ Overnight Oats recipe fixes that quicksharp!

I know how busy it can be in the morning, and that’s why I LOVE this recipe – it’s a simple prep, tastes great, and takes no time at all PLUS it’s packed with protein and healthy fat, which makes it brilliant for your hormones, energy, blood sugar and more.

The other secret weapon of this recipe is something I talk about all the time in my small-group coaching The Alkaline Base Camp (currently closed, but you can get on the wait list here), is the power of the ‘Forward Promise’.

One of the techniques I suggest to people when they are first getting started is to write down everything you’re going to eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) the night before. It’s like a promise to yourself.

Not only is this a great little plan so you don’t get stuck for what to eat the next day, and then default to something unhealthy, but it also sets the ‘forward promise’ in your subconscious that you’ll want to fulfil.

And overnight oats are practically a guarantee of this for your breakfast!

It takes under five minutes to put together the night before, and then when you wake up in the morning, no matter how much of a rush you’re in, you’ve got a delicious alkaline breakfast waiting to go!

Give this one a try and let me know how you go with it in the comments!

Alkaline Breakfast: “Chocolate Overnight Oats”

Serves 2


1/2 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup almond milk

1/2 tablespoon rice malt syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons cacao powder

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon cacao nibs

Optional: blueberries & coconut yoghurt



1) To create this ‘Chocolate’ overnight oats, combine the oats, milk, syrup, chia seeds and cacao powder in a small bowl or jar.

2) Stir well, cover and refrigerate overnight.

3) Eat in the morning, topped with the optional blueberries and coconut yoghurt


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  1. Tina O'Broin Reply

    Hi Ross, i have recently bough your fabulous cook book. I have however problems downloading it. Do i need a e-reader. Sorry to contact you here but I can’t find my receipt in my emails. Looking forward to hearing from you

    • ross Reply

      Check your email 🙂

      Just sent it to you.

  2. Margaret Kenny Reply

    I love porridge and overnight oats made the Scottish way (water and salt). I also love chocolate, but don”t like my foods too sweet.

    So, for my chocolate overnight oats can I use coconut or almond water instead of milk. Also, can I omit the syrup and nibs? Or do I need these last two ingredients to make it nutritionally balanced?
    thanks in advance
    kindest regards

    • ross Reply

      Hey Margaret

      You can make all of those swaps. I assure you that the nibs and cacao are NOT sweet like regular chocolate so try leaving them in and see how you go without the syrup. You might find it’s just right for you!

      You can def use coconut water instead of coconut milk, that will work 🙂


  3. Becky Peacock Reply

    HIGHLY allergic to almonds…so many of your recipes include almonds!

    • ross Reply

      Where they are used like this – just added/chopped etc. you can remove or swap for another nut or seed that you can tolerate.

  4. Sew Reply

    Would rice flakes work? I can’t tolerate oats. It’s really hard to find celiac endorsed oats in nz

    • ross Reply

      It is definitely worth a try!